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28
Jul

Google removes document editing in mobile web version of Docs, pushes for app installation instead


google docs web viewGoogle has removed document editing from the mobile web version of Google Docs, opting instead for a banner encouraging users to download the official app from the Play Store. The move makes sense, since that’s how they’ve treated Sheets and Slides for a while now. But if you were hanging on and still editing your Google Docs in Chrome, looks like you’ll have to install the app now.

To be fair, the app offers way more functionality and just generally runs much better than the web view version. It might be bad news for someone dealing with a phone or tablet that has very limited storage space, but I’d imagine if they were heavy document editors, they’d probably be willing to upgrade to keep the functionality.

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26
Jun

Google Drive updated to support batch downloads [APK Download]


Google has just issued an update to their Google Drive application, bringing the version to 2.2.233.30.35.

We’ve already seen features like drag and drop and Chromecast support added in previous versions, which makes the app easier to use, and now this new version of Google Drive builds on those features.

What’s New

– Multiple file sending and downloading
– New sharing interface

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Of course, there could be more undisclosed under the hood performance enhancements not immediately noticeable.

If like me you like to be on the cutting edge of developments, you can go ahead and grab the latest Google Drive APK from here.

Please appreciate the risk when sideloading APK’s onto your device. These are unvetted by Google, which means the source or the code have not been verified. You download and load this onto your device at your own risk.

Notice anything else different in the newest version of Google Drive? Drop us a comment below.

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17
Jun

CloudPlayer can play your music straight from Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive


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Still on the search for the perfect cloud music streaming service? The new DoubleTwist app CloudPlayer may be the right one for many of you. At least I know I fell in love with it right away, as it’s not really a cloud service in and of itself. It harnesses the power of other cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive to bring one of the most flexible and full-featured music apps around.

As its name entails, CloudPlayer allows you to play music straight from the cloud. It just needs to access one or more of the services mentioned above and scan your library. I downloaded it and it’s crazy easy. I was literally up and running in like a minute, with all my music ready to play.

The feature to sync with your cloud storage service definitely closes the deal, but CloudPlayer is not going to stop surprising us there. I meant it when I said this is one of the most flexible and full-featured music apps out there. CloudPlayer supports both Chromecast and AirPlay. It can also play your high-quality tunes, as it is compatible with FLAC and ALAC. It’s all DRM-free and DropBox users can grant music library access to one family member. You can even download the cache for your music and play it offline!

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I can’t think of a music application that doesn’t fall behind when compared to CloudPlayer… at least in terms of cloud features and wireless support. In fact, I will start using it over Google Play Music. I am a huge Google Drive fan and pretty much my whole PC is synced to it. There’s really no need to upload my music to both Google Play Music and Google Drive. In fact, I never knew why Google needs to keep them separated.

If you are like me, there’s no need to worry anymore. CloudPlayer is one hell of an app!

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So the service is great, but what about the app?

I have not been using this app for an extended period of time, so I can’t give you an elaborated opinion just yet. What I can tell you is that I have encountered no issues so far. It is also super easy to navigate and understand. Simply slide your menu out from the left and all your categories will be there. From here you can also opt to turn off online access to save data, after which only your local and downloaded songs will show up.

There’s also a search button to find your music and albums are displayed with well-sized icons. It manages to look good and stay simple. That’s all an app needs in order to be a winner by my book.

Access the settings and you can sync/scan your cloud services, choose album art settings, reset the app and more.

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Price?!

To good to be true? Well, it would be if the app was completely free… but it’s not. You can download it and test its premium features for 7 days, but access will be limited after that trial period. DoubleTwist is charging $4.99 to unlock premium features like cloud streaming, an awesome equalizer and Chromecast/Airplay support. Then again, these are really the features that make CloudPlayer stand out, so if you are signing up you should pay up.

It’s definitely no cheap application, but I can’t think of a better way to spend $4.99 right now. Are you guys as excited about CloudPlayer as me? Hit the comments and let us know how you feel about it!

 

23
May

Top 6 cloud storage apps for saving across devices [May 2015]


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There are many reasons as to why you should backup your smartphone and data to the Cloud. After all, you want to ensure your files are secure and have are in a safe place in case of an accident with your smartphone or tablet. But, it’s difficult to do that when you don’t have access to any cloud storage. I’ve put together a list of my favorite cloud storage apps that offer free storage solutions. Some of them even have fantastic pricing for either hundreds of gigabytes of storage or unlimited storage.

Be sure to check it out below!

Dropbox

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Dropbox is my all-time favorite cloud storage app. Not because I have any affiliation with Dropbox, mind you, but I’ve been using it since the day it launched, and have it across all my computers and devices. I haven’t had much need to look elsewhere, as they offer plenty of free storage for what I use. Not to mention the fact that you can get more free space through inviting friends and other minor tasks.

If the allotted space they give you isn’t enough, Dropbox will give your 1000GB of space to use for $10/month or an unlimited amount of storage for $15/mo.

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Google Drive

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Google Drive is another cloud storage staple, offering 15GB of free data across all of Google’s services, such as Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Photos. You can store just about any data you need in Google Drive, and out of all the apps listed, they do provide the most free storage. Drive is also seamlessly integrated with Docs, Sheets, and Slides, making it insanely easy to store and work on important documents.

If you use up the 15GB, Google has rather cheap storage options, similar to Dropbox’s pricing. For $2.99/mo you can get 100GB of storage or for $9.99/mo you can get 1000GB.
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OneDrive

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OneDrive is Microsoft’s solution to Cloud storage, and similar to Google Drive, Microsoft gives you a free 15GB of storage. You can get an additional 15GB of storage for free by simply turning on camera upload on either your smartphone or tablet. For the everyday user, 30GB is more than enough to store photos and video.

OneDrive offers cheap storage plans at 100GB for $1.99/mo, 200GB for $3.99/mo, and 1000GB for $6.99/mo. If you go for the 1000GB plan, Microsoft will throw in free access to Office 365, which gives you access to all of Microsoft’s Office applications, and let’s you work on them across all your devices.
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Amazon Cloud Drive

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Amazon Cloud Drive is, well, Amazon’s solution for Cloud storage. With Amazon Cloud Storage, you have the option to get a three month trial, where you can store unlimited photos for free, and up to 5GB in videos and files. After the trial ends, you’ll have to pay $11.99/year to continue using that service. If you’re just looking for somewhere to store your photos, you can store unlimited photos for free with an Amazon Prime subscription. You may not need to pay that $11.99/year at all.

Amazon Cloud Drive has another subscription option, where you have access to unlimited everything for $59.99 a year, which is a much cheaper solution than anything on this list.

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Box

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Box is another excellent Cloud storage service, offering 10GB of free storage space. While it does have more of a business focus than personal, the 10GB of free space is still excellent to have in your back pocket. One of the fascinating benefits of Box and its business-focus is that documents can be commented on in real-time, giving you instantaneous feedback. In addition to that, it has a lot of great features to effectively share files between coworkers.

If you need more storage space, the starter pack will get you 100GB for $4.99/mo. The business package, requiring a minimum of three users, will run you $15/mo, but gives you unlimited storage space.

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MediaFire

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MediaFire is another common Cloud service, offering 12GB of free storage space. One of the unique things about this service is that you can earn up to 50GB of free storage, which should be just enough for the everyday user. It’s certainly not enough for power users, but that’s not to worry, as MediaFire offers some excellent packages, which are all 50% off right now.

For a mere $2.49/mo you can get yourself 1000GB of space. If that’s not enough, for $24.99/mo, they’ll give you up to 100TB of space. And if that’s not enough, I’m not sure what will satisfy your craving for data. At normal prices, you can expect to pay $4.99/mo and $49.99/mo, respectively.

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Wrap Up

There are plenty more Cloud storage apps out there, but these six are my top favorites, as they have a wide variety of free storage options. If you need more, a lot of the storage subscriptions are the price of a McDonald’s cheeseburger. It isn’t bad at all. Either way, I’m sure I’ve missed some great ones. What are your favorites?

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12
May

11 best business apps for Android


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It’s true that smartphones and tablets are generally looked at as gaming and media devices. You’ll find most focus on games, music, video content, and social media but it’s also a fairly solid platform for businesses and business oriented use. It is quite difficult to run a business on mobile but you can augment systems already in place and create a more universal workflow using apps available on mobile today. Let’s take a look at the best business apps for Android.


Basecamp best business appsBasecamp

[Price: Free]
Basecamp is a service that allows you to organize tasks and assign tasks to people. This is a great way to manage workflow, make sure everyone’s working on what they’re supposed to be working on, and keeping everyone communicating with one another. There are other options such as Asana but we’re talking about apps here and the Basecamp app is about as solid of a task management app as you can find right now. It is free to install and use on mobile so that’s also a plus.
Get it on Google Play


chrome remote desktop best business appsChrome Remote Desktop

[Price: Free]
Chrome Remote Desktop is a nifty application that allows you to access your computers from your mobile device. You’ll have to have Google Chrome web browser installed along with the Chrome Remote Desktop extension for the browser that you can find here. You can access your home computer from work and your work computer from home. The only downside is that you can’t really intensive tasks but grabbing files or doing light tasks is doable.
Get it on Google Play
chrome remote desktop best business apps


evernote best business appsEvernote

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Evernote is about the most powerful note taking application that you can find. You can create notebooks and work spaces to keep your notes and ideas organized. You can also share notes with other people for light collaboration, create to-do lists and task lists, and all kinds of other stuff. You can also download Evernote for your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer for cross platform support. It’s one of the best note taking apps available and has plenty of functionality for business use.
Get it on Google Play


Google Drive best business appsGoogle Drive

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Google Drive is Google’s cloud-based office and cloud storage ecosystem. Google Drive requires the use of three additional apps called Google Docs (word processing), Google Sheets (spreadsheet), and Google Slides (presentations). The service comes with 15GB of cloud storage but you can get much more for relatively cheap. The online nature of the system allows for real-time collaboration from multiple locations, easy sharing, and simple management of business files. You can even delegate which people have access to which files. It’s a great and solid option.
Get it on Google Play
Google Drive best business apps


Skype best business appsGoogle Hangouts or Skype

[Price: Free]
One of the most important things in any business is communication. Granted, it’s simple enough to stay in touch with email, phone calls, and text messages but it is easier than ever to have video and audio conference calls for free using apps like Hangouts or Skype. Both allow for multiple-party video calls (up to 10 participants) as well as voice conference calls. The apps both work very well and offer group chat (text) functionality to further help communication. They’re both free to use.
Get it on Google Play


onedrive best business appsMicrosoft Office and OneDrive

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
In order to keep pace with Google Drive, Microsoft has also released an office suite and cloud storage solution for Android. The cloud storage site is called One Drive and much like Google Drive, you get a little bit of free storage to start and you can buy more relatively easily. Everyone knows about Microsoft Office and the apps are free to use. Office Mobile is for phones and there are separate and far more powerful versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android tablets. Businesses married into the Microsoft ecosystem can definitely be augmented further with their office suite.
Get it on Google Play


mystocks best android apps 2014MyStocks

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
MyStocks is a simple application that is great for keeping an eye on stocks. You can follow practically any stocks you want and get alerts, analysis, charts, and password protection. It’s more geared for personal use but these days investing is something practically everyone should be doing anyway. On top of its core functions, it also comes with DashClock support, Android Wear support, and news.
Get it on Google Play


slack best business appsSlack

[Price: Free]
Slack is a team chat service to help people talk to one other. Moderators can create channels for various topics so others can stay on topic and the service supports the upload of practically any file type which means sending documents, presentations, and other business materials is fairly simple. You can integrate it with many other services including Hangouts, Asana, Dropbox, Twitter, ZenDesk, and others to create a more immersive experience and the application is available on the web, mobile, and PC/Mac/Linux.
Get it on Google Play


square register best business appsSquare Register

[Price: Free]
Square Register is a sales tracking app that allows you to track and view inventory numbers, sales figures, and much more. You can also send receipts if needed. Business owners in the U.S., Canada, and Japan can also pick up the Square Reader and use their smartphones as credit card readers. This comes in handy for small businesses that rely on a lot of frequent movement. It also connects to receipt printers if you need one of those.
Get it on Google Play


tax code best business appsTax Code and Regs – TouchTax

[Price: $4.99]
It’s definitely not the most interesting app, but taxes are important for businesses. Especially small businesses that are just starting out. Knowing the tax code can help in a lot of ways and during tax season, it’s good to have an updated reference guide handy to help with those sticky tax questions. It’s not particularly useful for non-tax things, but for $5, you get all 7,700+ sections of the latest edition of the tax code. That’s not a bad investment.
Get it on Google Play
tax code best business apps


Todoist best business appsTodoist

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Todoist is a task management and to-do app that helps you stay on top of your personal tasks. The app is available on computer, web, and mobile so you can manage your to-do lists cross-platform and you can set up various tags and categories so you know what you need to do, for whom, and why. You can add notes to tasks, reminders, due dates, and a lot more if you end up going the premium route ($29/year). It’s effective, quick, and efficient.
Get it on Google Play


Wrap up

If we missed any great business apps for Android, let us know about them in the comments! All recommendations are welcome.

To see our complete list of Android apps and games lists, click here!

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May

11 best business apps for Android


best business apps
It’s true that smartphones and tablets are generally looked at as gaming and media devices. You’ll find most focus on games, music, video content, and social media but it’s also a fairly solid platform for businesses and business oriented use. It is quite difficult to run a business on mobile but you can augment systems already in place and create a more universal workflow using apps available on mobile today. Let’s take a look at the best business apps for Android.


Basecamp best business appsBasecamp

[Price: Free]
Basecamp is a service that allows you to organize tasks and assign tasks to people. This is a great way to manage workflow, make sure everyone’s working on what they’re supposed to be working on, and keeping everyone communicating with one another. There are other options such as Asana but we’re talking about apps here and the Basecamp app is about as solid of a task management app as you can find right now. It is free to install and use on mobile so that’s also a plus.
Get it on Google Play


chrome remote desktop best business appsChrome Remote Desktop

[Price: Free]
Chrome Remote Desktop is a nifty application that allows you to access your computers from your mobile device. You’ll have to have Google Chrome web browser installed along with the Chrome Remote Desktop extension for the browser that you can find here. You can access your home computer from work and your work computer from home. The only downside is that you can’t really intensive tasks but grabbing files or doing light tasks is doable.
Get it on Google Play
chrome remote desktop best business apps


evernote best business appsEvernote

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Evernote is about the most powerful note taking application that you can find. You can create notebooks and work spaces to keep your notes and ideas organized. You can also share notes with other people for light collaboration, create to-do lists and task lists, and all kinds of other stuff. You can also download Evernote for your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer for cross platform support. It’s one of the best note taking apps available and has plenty of functionality for business use.
Get it on Google Play


Google Drive best business appsGoogle Drive

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Google Drive is Google’s cloud-based office and cloud storage ecosystem. Google Drive requires the use of three additional apps called Google Docs (word processing), Google Sheets (spreadsheet), and Google Slides (presentations). The service comes with 15GB of cloud storage but you can get much more for relatively cheap. The online nature of the system allows for real-time collaboration from multiple locations, easy sharing, and simple management of business files. You can even delegate which people have access to which files. It’s a great and solid option.
Get it on Google Play
Google Drive best business apps


Skype best business appsGoogle Hangouts or Skype

[Price: Free]
One of the most important things in any business is communication. Granted, it’s simple enough to stay in touch with email, phone calls, and text messages but it is easier than ever to have video and audio conference calls for free using apps like Hangouts or Skype. Both allow for multiple-party video calls (up to 10 participants) as well as voice conference calls. The apps both work very well and offer group chat (text) functionality to further help communication. They’re both free to use.
Get it on Google Play


onedrive best business appsMicrosoft Office and OneDrive

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
In order to keep pace with Google Drive, Microsoft has also released an office suite and cloud storage solution for Android. The cloud storage site is called One Drive and much like Google Drive, you get a little bit of free storage to start and you can buy more relatively easily. Everyone knows about Microsoft Office and the apps are free to use. Office Mobile is for phones and there are separate and far more powerful versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android tablets. Businesses married into the Microsoft ecosystem can definitely be augmented further with their office suite.
Get it on Google Play


mystocks best android apps 2014MyStocks

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
MyStocks is a simple application that is great for keeping an eye on stocks. You can follow practically any stocks you want and get alerts, analysis, charts, and password protection. It’s more geared for personal use but these days investing is something practically everyone should be doing anyway. On top of its core functions, it also comes with DashClock support, Android Wear support, and news.
Get it on Google Play


slack best business appsSlack

[Price: Free]
Slack is a team chat service to help people talk to one other. Moderators can create channels for various topics so others can stay on topic and the service supports the upload of practically any file type which means sending documents, presentations, and other business materials is fairly simple. You can integrate it with many other services including Hangouts, Asana, Dropbox, Twitter, ZenDesk, and others to create a more immersive experience and the application is available on the web, mobile, and PC/Mac/Linux.
Get it on Google Play


square register best business appsSquare Register

[Price: Free]
Square Register is a sales tracking app that allows you to track and view inventory numbers, sales figures, and much more. You can also send receipts if needed. Business owners in the U.S., Canada, and Japan can also pick up the Square Reader and use their smartphones as credit card readers. This comes in handy for small businesses that rely on a lot of frequent movement. It also connects to receipt printers if you need one of those.
Get it on Google Play


tax code best business appsTax Code and Regs – TouchTax

[Price: $4.99]
It’s definitely not the most interesting app, but taxes are important for businesses. Especially small businesses that are just starting out. Knowing the tax code can help in a lot of ways and during tax season, it’s good to have an updated reference guide handy to help with those sticky tax questions. It’s not particularly useful for non-tax things, but for $5, you get all 7,700+ sections of the latest edition of the tax code. That’s not a bad investment.
Get it on Google Play
tax code best business apps


Todoist best business appsTodoist

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Todoist is a task management and to-do app that helps you stay on top of your personal tasks. The app is available on computer, web, and mobile so you can manage your to-do lists cross-platform and you can set up various tags and categories so you know what you need to do, for whom, and why. You can add notes to tasks, reminders, due dates, and a lot more if you end up going the premium route ($29/year). It’s effective, quick, and efficient.
Get it on Google Play


Wrap up

If we missed any great business apps for Android, let us know about them in the comments! All recommendations are welcome.

To see our complete list of Android apps and games lists, click here!



7
May

Google Rolls out Optical Character Recognition in over 200 Languages


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Improvement in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology is one of Google’s lesser-known projects, at least to lay consumers. In reality, many of us have been using OCR for years without knowing what it actually is.

OCR is the technology that enables Google to digitize text captured in image format and make it legibile from the computer’s perspective. So if you’ve ever uploaded a scanned PDF or other image file to Drive, then asked Drive to “Open with – Google Docs,” Google employs OCR, opening a new version of the document that displays the original image and then the extracted text.

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The big news today is that OCR has now been rolled out to over 200 languages and 25 writing systems, which is pretty dang awesome. Even if at the end of the day, Google is a company that harvests our data to sell to third parties in their quest to not be evil™, and even if OCR supports that mission, this is the sort of altruistic endeavor that gets little notice but deserves much.

And because I’m feeling saucy, I’ve provide a complete list of the supported languages below. You’re welcome.

Acehnese, Acholi, Adangme, Afrikaans, Akan, Albanian, Algonquinian, Amharic, Ancient Greek, Arabic (Modern Standard), Araucanian/Mapuche, Armenian, Assamese, Asturian, Athabaskan, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Azerbaijani (Cyrillic; old orthography), Balinese, Bambara, Bantu, Bashkir, Basque, Batak, Belorussian, Bemba, Bengali, Bikol, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano, Chechen, Cherokee, Chinese (Mandarin; Hong Kong), Chinese (Simplified; Mandarin), Chinese (Traditional; Mandarin), Choctaw, Chuvash, Cree, Creek, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Dakota, Danish, Dhivehi, Duala, Dutch, Dzonkha, Efik, English (American), English (British), Esperanto, Estonian, Ewe, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, Fon, French (Canadian), French (European), Fulah, Ga, Galician, Ganda, Gayo, Georgian, German, Gilbertese, Gothic, Greek, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Herero, Hiligaynon, Hindi, Hungarian, Iban, Icelandic, Igbo, Iloko, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kabyle, Kachin, Kalaallisut, Kamba, Kannada, Kanuri, Kara-Kalpak, Kazakh, Khasi, Khmer, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirghiz, Komi, Kongo, Korean, Kosraean, Kuanyama, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Low German, Lozi, Luba-Katanga, Luo, Macedonian, Madurese, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Mandingo, Manx, Maori, Marathi, Marshallese, Mende, Middle English, Middle High German, Minangkabau, Mohawk, Mongo, Mongolian, Nahuatl, Navajo, Ndonga, Nepali, Niuean, North Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Norwegian (Bokmål), Nyanja, Nyankole, Nyasa Tonga, Nzima, Occitan, Ojibwa, Old English, Old French, Old High German, Old Norse, Old Provencal, Oriya, Ossetic, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Papiamento, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Punjabi (Gurmukhi), Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Romany, Rundi, Russian, Russian (Old Orthography), Sakha, Samoan, Sango, Sanskrit, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Shona, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Songhai, Southern Sotho, Spanish (European), Spanish (Latin American), Sundanese, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tahitian, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Temne, Thai, Tibetan, Tigirinya, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Udmurt Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Uzbek (Cyrillic; old orthography), Venda, Vietnamese, Votic, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zapotec, and Zulu.

The technical side of this is beyond my pay grade, but if you want to learn more, check out the link below and your dreams will be filled with Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) and Python code.

All in all, the ability to convert what is effectively “background noise,” as Google describes it, to textual content that’s recognized by a computer is hugely useful, especially as the latest language rollout supports more developing countries.

Also, Old High German and Old Norse are supported, as well as Old English. Maybe it’ll turn out we had Beowulf wrong all along.

The update works on the desktop and mobile app versions of Drive.

Source: Google Research Blog

 

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16
Apr

Google Drive adds new sharing feature to Android notification panel and 23 new languages


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Google Drive has been updated with performance improvements and a couple of notable new features. The first is that when you upload a file from your smartphone, the notification that you get when the upload is finished will have a new option. You will now be able to quickly share the file with other people right from the notification.

Google also added 23 new languages, which include Armenian, Basque, Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Georgian, Khmer, Malayalam, and many more.

The update is rolling now so you might not see it in the Play Store right away.

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source: +Google Drive

 

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1
Apr

Google Drive for Work gets new security features


google-drive-bannerGoogle has implemented new security features for those of you using Drive for Work. The focus on security for cloud solutions has been important for Google as more and more businesses move from traditional solutions to the cloud.

Google for Work are getting two new features tailored specifically for their Drive usage, including being able to adjust sharing settings by departments and Drive alerts. The admin console controlling a Drive for Work account can let different parts of a business share different things, increasing security over sensitive information. The Drive alerts are useful, too, as they’ll let you set up several different notifications for when specific actions happen, such as when documents are shared outside of the business.

Google Apps for Work customers are getting a different new feature, plus a related notification feature. Apps for Work admins can set up alerts for different actions, such as when programs are installed. They’ll also be able to let users reset their own passwords instead of having an IT department handling every request for a forgotten password.

Google also introduced other new features that aren’t specific to Google for Work or Apps for Work customers, including better sharing of files to email addresses that aren’t using Drive, and Information Rights Management on files. IRM prevents downloading, printing, and sharing of sensitive files, and is available for word documents, spreadsheets, and slideshows.

source: Google

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31
Mar

Google Now Brings Your Photos and Videos from Google+ to Google Drive


Ready to get a little more organized with your photos and videos on Google+? Google now lets you add your photos and videos to Google Drive which will make it that much easier to find them after posting. You can organize these photos and videos via the Google+ Photos app for a much simpler experience, […]

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